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     Bow Waves
     Conceptual Physics
Text Correlation: Section 25.10
              Question 1
• As the source of      • Answer: Narrower.
  waves moves faster,
  does the V shape
  bow wave get wider
  or narrower?
               Question 2
• If the bug were at   • Answer: Not at all.
  rest and the water     The wave patterns
  flowed, how would      depend on the
  the wave patterns      relative speeds of
  differ?                the wave source
                         and the waves.
                         Which moves
                         doesn't matter.
               Question 3
• What is the            • WheneverThe bug
                         • Answer: you're asked
                           a question about a
  connection between       moving in the water
                           shock wave or the sonic
  the bug in the water     and the bow wave
                           boom, translate the
  and a sonic boom?        question to thea good
                           produced is
                           analogy case of the
                           analogousfor shock
                           water bow wave and
                           waves and handle on
                           you'll have a the sonic
                           booms they
                           it. We learn from
                           analogies.
                           produce.
              Question 4
• Can an airplane     • Answer: That's like
  encounter its own     asking if a boat can
  sonic boom?           encounter its own
                        wake. The answer is
                        yes. All the boat or
                        plane need do is
                        make a turn wide
                        enough to pass
                        through its wake!
                        Get it?

				
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